Thursday, December 22, 2011

Binghamton Passes Fracking Ban

Last night, by a vote of 6 to 1 the Binghamton (NY) City council approved a two-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing within city limits. According to the press, more than 100 people crowded into the council chambers to witness this three-hour meeting. Sixty-eight people commented on the proposed ban.

Meanwhile, the Tompkins County legislature has approved a resolution urging NY to ban high-volume hydrofracking statewide. That resolution passed in a 14 to 1 vote.

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